Lau Samoa Connection.


Lau Samoa Connection.

Our Group is made up of Lauans and Samoans. Please feel free to join us and introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit about you and your connection to Lau and Samoa.

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Ancestors of Lauan chiefs in Samoa (Upolu) 1 Reply

Started by Tomasi Kaulave. Last reply by Tomasi Kaulave Feb 24, 2015.

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Comment by Paula-Ann Hallinan (nee Russell) on September 21, 2013 at 8:29pm

Thanks Tomasi  they would definitely be related for sure...but then Purcell might be as common as the surname Smith, who is the family my Purcell married into..of all 


Thanks again Tomasi

Comment by Tomasi Kaulave on September 20, 2013 at 2:00am

In my research into my family on Savaii I came to a Purcell, I am not a relation but perhaps this helps...and this version of Purcell begins on the island of Savaii. The source was a Samoan Chief Mulivai of the LDS mission back in the late 1960s.

Comment by Paula-Ann Hallinan (nee Russell) on March 24, 2013 at 10:18pm

Hi George,

In re-reading my post I take back my mother is Fijian born but my paternal grandmother is Fijian born with her maternal heritage being from Uvea...


I have searched endlessly for a connection and my need more names from your end as I have quite a few purcells' listed in my tree but none that you mention.  I think at this stage the only connection for now is the one through my 2xgreat grand uncle George Smith whose first wife is Adeline Purcell whose parents as I said before are William Purcell and Matafua Afualo.


If anyone knows of or is related to this family of Purcells, I would really like for you to make contact with me...



Comment by Paula-Ann Hallinan (nee Russell) on April 30, 2012 at 11:59pm

Hi everyone here.

I'm new to knowing about Samoa and have become interested due to a great x 2 uncle having moved here and having a family here. 


George Sale Asuega, I'm not too sure if maybe you could be related to My great x 2 Uncle George's wife, Ateline/Adeline Purcell, whose parents were William Purcell and Matafua Afualo. 

Anyway I'm NZ born, Australian raised since 7 years old and at 39 I've started searching for my father's family, he is the one in my profile pic. 

He was NZ born and Australian raised also with a Fijian born mother and Australian/English father.  My Fijian mother has roots from tonga, Uvea (Wallis Island) and apparently Tahiti (Queen Pomare IV/V). 


I'm hoping to find other family members with the same family lines and ancestors. 

Please forgive me if I sound ignorant of anything mentioned here, I'm not experienced in the Pacific Cultural ways. 

Comment by pauliasi Nuku on May 9, 2011 at 1:32am

Bula, Malo, Talofa.

My Family line (two Brothers ) left Samoa from Manono Island and Taken to Tonga by the King of Tonga because they were master craftsman under what conditions I don't know yet.


While in Tonga the Tui Nayau visited Tonga and saw a canoe, and he asked the King of Tonga if he could take it with him on his return to Fiji. The king of Tonga gave the canoe to the Fijian chief under the condition that he also take this two brothers with it since they are the Master Craftsman that came with it.


I am part of this LEMAKI tribe that's in Fiji today. When the Tui Nayau want a house built he will call on this tribe to do it. Their art work is all over the world but not much is known about it. Their craftmanship was exibited to Queen Elizabeth on one of her trips to Fiji.


I'm off to Fiji in two weeks time I will dig all this history up before our living history get lost forever.

Comment by MANA on April 11, 2011 at 2:44am
Comment by MANA on February 19, 2011 at 9:05am

Talofa! I am half-Samoan&Tahitian but no FeeGeen(at least none that I've found yet*smile*) but I've done extensive search on the WHIPPY aiga in USA & Fiji. Tho I dont do genie any longer, just privately, I have many memories of WHIPPY. Manuia!
Comment by Losana Naulivou on February 15, 2011 at 1:01pm
Lauan dating a Samoan..hehe!!!
Comment by Rejieli Susau on June 7, 2010 at 2:23pm
bula all...just wanted to join this group to know more about my blood relation to great grandmother is a full Samoan married to my great grandfather who is a full Rotuman.....
Comment by Tomasi Kaulave on April 2, 2010 at 6:52am
Hi all, I am Samoan/Tongan with connection to Fiti through my Samoan and Tongan side. I hail from the village of PagoPago Tutuila. I am from the matai family of Vaivao and Tuaolo of PagoPago. I am here to listen and learn of my Fiti connections and reconnect with relatives. Soifua

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Ancestors of Lauan chiefs in Samoa (Upolu) 1 Reply

Started by Tomasi Kaulave. Last reply by Tomasi Kaulave Feb 24, 2015.

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